Aaron Chalich

  • Photo courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment Eaters DVD Review

    I am always excited and interested in seeing new horror films and I just finished watching a review copy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment called “Eaters.”

  • Photo courtesy of EA Sports EA Sports NBA Live 16 PS4 Review

    EA Sports has really been on top of their game by all of the amazing sports games they have released in the past few months.

    They released “Madden NFL 16,” “NHL 16,” “FIFA 16” and now “NBA Live 16” and they are the most realistic looking sports games that I have ever played.

  • Photo courtesy of Disney Interactive Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars - Rise Against The Empire Play Set Review

    As you may have read from previous Disney Infinity reviews that I am a huge fan and really enjoy playing it.

    This past weekend I received a review “Rise Against The Empire” Play Set along with Darth Vader, Han Solo and Chewbacca Star Wars figures, alongside a “Rise Against The Empire” power disc pack from Disney Interactive to play with “Disney Infinity 3.0.”  

  • Photo courtesy of 2K NBA 2K16 Review

    This past weekend I received a review copy of 2K’s “NBA 2K16” for the PS4 and it is awesome.

    It has been a while since I’ve played “NBA 2K15” and I was very excited to play “NBA 2K16.”

  • Photo is courtesy of Activision Skylanders: SuperChargers Wii U Review

    Activision’s “Skylanders” was one of the first games to come out that had collectable figures that you could put on a special portal and they would appear in the game.

    The first “Skylanders” game was released in 2011 and there have been several games and creative new figures since then.

  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Ryan Uttech Interview

    The New Prague High School choir was selected to sing with the band Foreigner at their show at the Xcel Energy Center on October 5th.

    The New Prague High School choir entered a contest called "Fords Drive 4 UR School..."

  • Photo courtesy of EA Sports FIFA 16 PS4 Deluxe Edition Review

    “Play Beautiful” is the motto for “FIFA 16." That is exactly what it is - beautiful. This past week I received a review copy of EA Sports' “FIFA 16” Deluxe Edition on the PS4. It is the best “FIFA” game that I have ever played...

  • Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment Creature with the Atom Brain DVD Review

    Mill Creek Entertainment has a series of films that are called the “Anniversary Series” and they feature films from all genres that were released 10 to 80 years ago.

    I just watched a review copy of the “Creature with the Atom Brain” on DVD and it’s part of the” 60th Anniversary Series.”

  • Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment Boris Karloff Collection DVD Review

    The first time I had seen Boris Karloff in a film was “Frankenstein.” I really enjoy that film a lot and thought that Boris did an amazing job playing the monster. I didn’t realize how many films Boris Karloff made before and after “Frankenstein” until I started to look at his film career online.

  • Photo coutresy of Mill Creek Entertainment Attack of the Killer B's Movie Collection Review

    One thing I really enjoy as you may know are DVD boxed sets, especially horror themed ones.

    This past week I received a review copy of Mill Creek Entertainment’s “Attack of the Killer B’s” 10 movie collection on DVD and I thought it was great.

  • Photo is courtesy of Shout Factory Shocker Collector's Edition BLU-RAY Review

    This past week was a sad one for horror fans because we lost a legend.

    Wes Craven who was very well known for writing and directing some of the most terrifying horror films in history passed away.

  • Photo courtesy of Shout Factory The Editor BLU-RAY and DVD Combo Pack Review

    I am almost speechless after watching a review copy of Shout Factory/Scream Factory’s “The Editor” on Blu-ray.

  • Photo is courtesy of Shout Factory Backcountry BLU-RAY Review

    I really enjoy horror films if they are based on a true story or actual events. Its truthfulness scares me. Especially if the story involves a real life serial killer or deadly animal, because it is something that could really happen and that terrifies me...

  • Photo courtesy of Shout Factory Metamorphosis/Beyond Darkness Blu-Ray Double Feature Review

    I really enjoy Shout Factory/Scream Factory’s horror double features a lot and they have released quite a few of them. I think their awesome because they feature films that I have never seen or heard of before...

  • Photo courtesy of Activision Aaron's Backstage Pass: Destiny: The Taken King Legendary PS4 Review

    One of my favorite games that was released last year was Activision and Bungie’s “Destiny.” I thought it was fun, challenging and very exciting to play.

  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Cheers to Morrison County

    KSTP Columnist Aaron Chalich was a Camp Ripley this weekend for the Cheers to Morrison County fundraiser that was put on by the Morrison County Area Foundation...

  • Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Grand Rocktemberfest III

    This past weekend I attended Grand Casino’s Grand Rocktemberfest outdoor amphitheater in Hinckley Minnesota and I had a blast. This was the third time they have put on this music festival and every year it gets better and better. This is one of my favorite events and I look forward to it every year...  

  • Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Super Mario Maker Wii U Review

    The very first Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game I played was Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” Ever since I played it, I have been hooked and a fan of the series. I have played and beaten every “Super Mario Bros.” game that has been released on all of the systems.


  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Interview with Foreigner Musician Tom Gimbel

    KSTP Entertainment Columnist Aaron Chalich got the opportunity to do a phone interview with musician Tom Gimbel from the band Foreigner. Foreigner will be at the Xcel Entergy Center in St. Paul on October 5th with Def Leppard and Tesla...

  • Aaron’s Backstage Pass: NHL 16 Deluxe Edition PS4 Review

    I am not a huge sports fan, but I do enjoy playing sports games. This past week I received a review copy of “EA Sports NHL 16 Deluxe Edition” on the PS4 and it is absolutely amazing. The graphics blew my mind. Like I have said before and in my “Madden 16” review, the graphics just get better and better...

  • Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Walt Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom Blu-Ray + DVD Combo+ Digital HD Pack Review

    This past week I watched a great film with my family called “Monkey Kingdom.”
    “Monkey Kingdom” was produced by Disneynature and was directed by Mark Linfield who worked on “Chimpanzee” and “Earth.” “Monkey Kingdom” takes place in the jungles of South Asia and it follows a group of monkeys on several adventures...

  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Interview with Crypticon founder Nick Kaufman

    KSTP Entertainment Columnist Aaron Chalich got the opportunity to do a phone interview with Crypticon founder Nick Kaufman...

  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Max Max PS4 Review

    I haven’t seen the new “Mad Max” film yet, but I have seen the original film with Mel Gibson several times and I really enjoy the series a lot. This past week I received a review code for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s “Mad Max” on the PS4 and I thought it was awesome.

  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Tearaway Unfolded Crafted Edition PS4 Review

    Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Tearaway Unfolded Crafted Edition PS4 Review I just finished playing a review copy of Sony Computer Entertainment’s “Tearaway Unfolded Crafted Edition” on the PS4 and I really enjoyed it a lot. It was fun, challenging, creative and very unique. “Tearaway Unfolded” was developed by the same creators of the popular game “Little Big Planet..."

  • Aaron's Backstage Pass: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition PS4 Review

    “Disney Infinity 3.0” has finally been released. I just received a review copy from Disney Interactive Studios for the PS4 and it is my favorite one in the series. The main theme is “Star Wars” and features many of the classic characters from the films and animated series, such as Yoda, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker...

  • INTERVIEW: Aaron's Backstage Pass: 'Mega Man Legacy Collection' Interview

    KSTP columnist Aaron Chalich got the opportunity to interview Capcom Producer Rey Jimenez about “Mega Man Legacy Collection.”

  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition PS4 Review

    A review copy of EA Sports “Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition” for the PS4 came into the hands of columnist Aaron Chalich this past week, and he thinks Madden fans are going to love it. The graphics and realism of the game lend to it's rave review...

  • Mega Man Legacy Collection Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Mega Man Legacy Collection PS4 Review

    Throughout my many years as a video-gamer, the many iconic video games that have come my way are no match for Mega Man. I was introduced to Capcom’s Mega Man in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and have been a fan ever since...

  • Until Dawn, a Sony Entertainment Game for PS4, came out Tuesday Aug. 25, 2015. Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Until Dawn PS4 Review

    As a huge horror movie fan, survival horror games are among my favorite types of games to play. Whenever a horror themed game is released, I immediately set out to buy it. I like the feeling of being scared and have been waiting for years for a video game that makes me jump, feel uneasy, and scares the heck out of me. Well, I finally found it...

  • Aaron’s Backstage Pass: I, Madman Blu-ray Review

    It seems like I have been reviewing a lot of films from Shout Factory and I have because they have been releasing a bunch of films each week and I think it’s great. This week I got the opportunity to watch a review copy of “I, Madman” on Blu-ray.  I had never seen this film before and I have never heard of it until I received a review copy....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Blu-Ray + DVD Combo+ Digital HD Pack' Review

    I am a huge fan of comic books and many of their characters. One of my favorite characters is Batman. He’s my favorite because he doesn’t have any super powers like strength. He relies on technology and his wisdom....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Nomads Blu-ray' Review

    I was once again surprised by Shout Fractory/Scream Factory by another title they just released that I had never heard of before. I just finished watching a review copy of “Nomads” on Blu-ray and I thought it was strange and very interesting....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Ejecta Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack' Review

    I just watched a very interesting horror/sci-fi film called “Ejecta” that was just released by Shout Factory/Scream Factory and IFC Midnight in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. After watching “Ejecta” I sat and thought about what I had just seen for a while and I came to the conclusion that I really enjoyed it....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'The Seventh Dwarf 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack' Review

    It has been a while since I’ve gotten the opportunity to review an animated film and I just finished watching one with my family from Shout Factory called “The Seventh Dwarf.” I really enjoyed it a lot and so did my wife and three kids....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'The Busy World of Richard Scarry: The Complete Series DVD' Review

    I really enjoy sitting down with my kids in the evening and watching an animated show with my kids. It sometimes helps everyone unwind from our busy day. One series that my kids really enjoy watching is the “The Busy World of Richard Scarry.” They like the characters and think that the cartoon is really funny and entertaining....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Hammer Films Collection DVD' Review

    Over the years, there have been many film companies that have made and released some classic horror films. One company that I always think of when it comes to classic and popular horror films is Hammer Films....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Upcoming Back to School Games

    It’s almost time for kids to go back to school and I just got a press release from Nintendo talking about a couple of cool and exciting new games coming out in September that will have kids really using their thinking and creative skills....

  • COLUMN: 'Aaron’s Backstage Pass: William Castle Horror Collection' Review

    I don’t know if you have heard of William Castle or have seen any of his films like “13 Ghosts,” or “the Old Dark House.” William Castle was a director who came up with unique gimmicks for his films to get people into the theater to watch them...

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'Walt Disney Short Films Collection Blu-Ray + DVD Combo+ Digital HD Pack' Review

    I have seen just about every Walt Disney Animation Studio film that has been released in the last seven years. I have two daughters that are seven and four-years-old and they absolutely anything that is released by Disney....

  • COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: 'The People Under The Stairs Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray' Review

    I have been a fan of Wes Craven’s films ever since I saw “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” I think that he is a great director and makes some pretty terrifying films. This past week I got the opportunity to watch a review copy of Shout Factory/Scream Factory’s “People Under the Stairs” Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray and it is amazing....

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